Job Title: Lead Forklift Operator

Location: Blyth Services S81 (near Worksop)

Wage: £12.30 + a 20% shift allowance = £14.76 per hour

*Immediate start*

📣 A bit about us

At Butternut, the mission is to deliver health and happiness to dogs and their humans all over the world. In order to do just that, they need a team of forward-thinking, driven people who love dogs as much as they do. And they need quite a big kitchen too. Which is precisely why they have built one.

Located in Doncaster, Rudie's Kitchen will be the place where all the magic happens, so to speak. It's where the tasty Butternut meals and treats will be gently cooked, using human-quality ingredients because, the way they see it, they wouldn't serve food to dogs that they wouldn't be happy to eat themselves. At Butternut, they believe dogs deserve better, and if that's something you think too, we want to hear from you.

Butternut has come a long way since Kev & Dave (co-founders) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, and they are now looking for brilliant people to join the team for this next part of the story.

We are pleased to say, this is a full-time permanent contract, you will be working a rolling average of 41 hours per week working on a shift rotation with a mixture of days / nights and some weekend working. The working shifts days consisting of 7am to 7pm and nights consisting of 7pm-7am.

Such as:

  • 4 on, 4 off = 2 day, 2 nights

  • 5 on, 5 off = 3 days, 2 nights

  • 5 on, 5 off = 2 days, 3 nights

👋  A bit about the role

As a Lead Forklift Operator you will work in our Warehouse team. In this role your can expect to: 

  • Coordination of an area’s activities including schedules and monitoring productivity, following the team managers instructions as required.

  • Be a hands-on member of the team, as a Lead FLT you are expected to carry out tasks when required and lead by example.

  • Lead your team by example of the highest standards, demonstrating our values. 

  • Work in a safe way following all appropriate safety procedures, work processes and wearing protective equipment correctly at all times

  • Conduct quality checks ensuring that we meet product specifications.

  • Operate mechanical handling equipment safely and correctly including: reach truck, counterbalance and ride-on forklift, as and when required.

  • Stock counting and systems transactions, spreadsheets, data entry, are a daily occurrence.

  • Be point of contact for Team Manager for regular updates throughout the shifts progress.

  • Occasional attendance and contribution at daily review meeting

  • Other general tasks inc waste processing,

  • Work to relevant standards and Key Performance Indicators

  • General facility hygiene - floors, walls and conveyors etc and working in a manner that

  • epitomises ‘clean as you go'


🐶  A bit about you

  • Previous experience as a Forklift Operator

  • Previous leadership experience gained in a warehouse environment

  • Ability to read and communicate confidently in English

  • Numerate (able to understand and work with numbers)

  • Available for a rotating shift schedule -  a mixture of days / nights and some weekend working

  • Hard-working & diligent with a hunger to learn

  • Comfortable working with raw materials such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb

  • Comfortable working in a chilled environment 

  • Flexible, pragmatic, resilient & humble

  • Committed to food quality & safety

  • Loves dogs (naturally)

🙌  A bit about what we offer

  • 257.5 hours holiday + 8 hours extra for each year of service (up to 5 years)

  • £500 personal learning & development budget

  • Butternut Box employee discount

  • Private Medical Insurance with Vitality Health

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Pension with NEST

  • Lots of office dogs (Cleo, Dexter, Cali, Paxo and many more….)

❗️A few things to note:

  • We aim to respond to all applicants personally. Our recruitment team is small so do bear with us.

  • Closing date for applications will be Friday 23rd June with interviews being booked in on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June.
  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. If English is not your first language feel free to complete the application in your native language. We really don’t mind translating.

  • We're not afraid of putting extra weight on candidates from underrepresented groups. We want strong, diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We're ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

  • We are not looking for external agency support with this role.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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